Touring Cars Production Car Racing (GT4, CTSCC, PWC GTS/TC, MX-5 Cup, etc)

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  1. Spacegoat

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    Does make me wonder how many GT4's are in Aus at the moment? Last time I watched an Aus GT race there were only 5 or 6 on the grid. Hopefully this might give new life to the category.
     
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    The article says about 11 cars currently. Maybe Steven Richards will dust his off.

    I couldn't agree more about the Mustang. Don't see why Team Johnson hasn't bought one. Racing TCM and GT4 would be great for them.
     
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    Hey guys, I got to be Street Art Racing's personal photographer for the race weekend at the Nurburgring. Here are some images I took throughout the weekend. Great team, beautiful cars, and it was great to be there when they won the AM-class title!

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    Really cool. Also, did by chance see a Supra GT4 on display?
     
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    No Supra to behold, only a ton of racing simulators within the BMW stages.
     
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    That's just great, sounds like a fun weekend and, thank you. The photo's are obviously great and as I'm lucky enough to use a friend's camera over the last 3 years I need to give more thought into the composition of the photos as well. Great examples of that in your photos. Hardest part in editing (for me) is knowing whether or not the lighting is actually correct. I try to keep it in check with the histogram.

    Here is one from Watkins Glen this past weekend during the SRO Blancpain World Challenge America weekend.
    It's the new S1 Saleen prototype and racecar. Still a race car in the photo but not moving.

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    Sorry don't speak Frenchy lol
     
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    All I know is:
     
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    http://bathurst6hour.com.au/news-2020-entries

    An exciting new list of vehicles are eligible for the 2020 edition of the race, including the likes of heroic muscles cars like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and the emerging Kia Stinger.

    The full eligibility list of over 130 vehicles is available on the Bathurst 6 Hour website. CLICK HERE for more details.
     
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    Live

     
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    With WAU's Camaro V8 Supercar project seemingly dead in the water. This is probably the only chance we'll get to see a Mustang vs Camaro battle around Bathurst. Someone get at least one of the each on the grid. Please.
     
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    Someone already has a Mustang production car in the class & was racing it at the last round at Sandown last weekend.

    As for the Camaro, I’d love to see one out there as much as anyone but I have my reservations.

    When you look at the 6hr regulations regarding BoP, there’s a few reasons why I’d be hesitant to spend $170k for a Camaro + $??? on spares & running costs.
    None bigger than the part where it says, the Organisers have the right to make a BoP adjustment up to 2 hours prior to race start!

    You could end up building a bigger bat all within the regs, pound around in Practice sorting it all out, qualify on Pole by 1 second & get whacked as a reward.

    Finally, they haven’t released a minimum weight for the Camaro yet & she’s a hefty girl as is.
    Add that to the limit of 2 sets of control tyres & the whole deal starts to lose its lustre :indiff:
     
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    How much have the Sherrin's apparently dropped into their Bimmer? $400k or something ridiculous like that? We only need a couple of madmen like that! :dopey:

    Think you're spot on, especially when you talk about the weight of the Camaro and the logistics of everything. I can continue to dream though...:lol:
     
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    Yeah, $400k seems to be the popular rumour of their spend on car, build, development & spares.

    Hey, if I cleaned up in that recent $150 million Powerball, I'd be splashing the cash on a well-sorted Camaro & a sufficiently bribed co-driver that has 7 1000 trophies under his belt :D :drool:

    I like to dream too.
     
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    Some shots of Saleens from WGI this year. These are cup cars not the GT4 and the prototype production car.

    12 john player special s1 cup riley cpyrt.jpg 14 s1 cup davis cpyrt.jpg

    7 s1 cup powell cpyrt.jpg 4 s1 cup terry cpyrt.jpg

    saleen protoandracecar cpyrt.jpg saleen s1 prototype cpyrt.jpg
     
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    It's alright. Good to see another GT4 car on the grid.
     
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    Hopefully it's more popular than the Panoz.
     
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    Well, that'll be enough to remove this category from this section of the forum.

    There's no such thing as any model in the category with a V8 rolling off a production line.
     
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    Now that the 2 main sports car series' are in their offseasons we are starting to get news about next year.

    Turner will be running 2 cars in next years IMPC.

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/impc/turner-set-to-run-two-bmw-gt4s-in-2020/

    Automatic is looking to add a third Aston Martin.

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/impc/automatic-working-on-third-aston-gt4-for-2020/

    There will also be an Aston Martin in the SRO GT4 America series.

    https://sportscar365.com/sro/gt4-america/tcr-dsg-cup-champ-putt-moves-to-gt4-with-aston-martin/

    Things may not be the greatest when it comes to the GT3 category in North America at the moment, but the GT4 class is looking like it will be a great year in 2020!
     
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    At least they're admitting they got the category wrong.

    This is how they should've been from the start. Built for less than the current diesel engined cars with an LS in it... and supercabs look way better.

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    The cost of the current cars is totally out of control. How they allowed that to happen explains to me why the numbers have been so low & never really taken off.

    I'll be surprised if they go with the Chev LS motor. That's 20 years old (locally) if you're talking the LS1. I reckon it'll be yet another category using the Ford Coyote. 560bhp in S5000 form should get the punters interested again.

    The Supercabs do look better but I suspect they went with the Crew-Cab because they sell more of them & that's what the manufacturers wanted to see. I know some cars have had manufacturer/dealer support so far, I'm just wondering if they'll still be interested.
     
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